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Moss Point High School investigates possible threat against student

Moss Point Superintendent Shannon Vincent issued a statement Friday regarding an alleged threat made Thursday against a student.
Moss Point Superintendent Shannon Vincent issued a statement Friday regarding an alleged threat made Thursday against a student. Sun Herald file

The Moss Point School District released a statement Friday regarding an alleged threat made between students Thursday.

“This morning, Principal Joe Griffin was notified that a student made a threat to another student yesterday on the way home. Because of the threat of a possible weapon and the incident that occurred in Florida on Valentine’s Day, we made immediate contact with the Moss Point Police Department to ensure that all students were safe,” Superintendent Shannon Vincent said in the release.

“During our safety drill and search, students remained in class and items were checked. After the completion of all safety procedures, there was NOT a weapon found on campus and class changes resumed at the normal second block time.”

The release said the school used the alert as an “opportunity to practice safety and search precautions in case of an emergency.”

If students, parents, staff or community members would like to report an incident after hours, the district’s hotline is 228-285-2037. The number goes directly to the school resource officers.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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